The Neal Morse Band’s triumphant double-album, “The Similitude Of A Dream,” is the most acclaimed release that Morse has helmed to date. The 2017 “Road Called Home” tour was their most extensive yet, including new continents for the band. At the 013 in Tilburg, Holland, the stars aligned for the most commanding performance of the run, captured for live release in stunning quality. Now the Neal Morse Band is releasing on June 15th “The Similitude Of A Dream” Live in Tilburg, Netherlands 2017 2CD/2DVD Set.
“An epic night on an epic tour” proclaims Neal. Released from Radiant/SONY/Metal Blade, it will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD/CD. Join Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Eric Gillette, Bill Hubauer, and Randy George for over two hours of musical magic, as they play the album in its entirety, as well as a four-song encore that will leave you breathless!
“This is the Neal Morse Band playing arguably our greatest album to date at one of the greatest venues we have ever played for one of the greatest audiences ever! It’s kind of the pinnacle of everything we have done thus far.” – Neal Morse
1. Long Day
3. The Dream
4. City of Destruction
5. We Have Got To Go
6. Makes No Sense
7. Draw the Line
8. The Slough
9. Back to the City
10. The Ways of a Fool
11. So Far Gone
12. Breath of Angels
0. Slave to Your Mind
1. Shortcut to Salvation
2. The Man in the Iron Cage
3. The Road Called Home
5. Freedom Song
6. I’m Running
7. The Mask
9. The Battle
10. Broken Sky / Long Day (Reprise)
12. Author of Confusion
14. The Call
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OMG…I am BLOWN AWAY….
I know I’ve been posting teases for months throughout the making of this album, but I just spent the last 1hr & 50mins listening to the completely finished, final mastered new Neal Morse Band double concept album in its entirety and I am completely FLOORED…
By the time I was rounding the album’s grand finale, the goosebumps were so overwhelming I actually uncontrollably wept like a baby!!! (I swear…..)
In my 30+ year career, I consider myself to have made 2 masterpiece concept albums: Dream Theater’s Scenes From A Memory & Transatlantic’s The Whirlwind…
Ladies & Gentlemen, In my opinion, we have ABSOLUTELY TOPPED them both! THIS is THE ALBUM of mine (& Neal’s) careers…it’s is so monumentally EPIC and perfect in every way….
I will be so bold as to put my balls on the table and say I think this album can even sit side by side with The Who’s Tommy & Quadrophenia, Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and Pink Floyd’s The Wall…
Yes, I said it!!! : )
Thank you to Neal Morse, Randy George, Eric Gillette & Bill Hubauer for the honor of writing and performing such incredible music with you and to Jerry Guidroz and Rich Mouser for making it sound so amazing…
The official Press Release with more info on this incredible album, as well as US & European Tour Dates, is COMING THIS WEEK!!! So stay tuned for more info….
The journey of Neal Morse has been one that has seen three decades of musical accomplishments, the latest being the inception of the Neal Morse Band. The Los Angeles born Prog-Rocker Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Flying Colors, and Transatlantic) has forged many relationships over the years. The most compelling and fruitful efforts have been those with Mike Portnoy (Ex-Dream Theater, Winery Dogs, Twisted Sister, Transatlantic, Flying Colors and more).
Together the pair has launched four bands. But the band that has endured the longest and thus with the most musical output has been the Neal Morse Band. Over the years Neal along with Mike Portnoy and Randy George always assembled musicians as needed to support Neal’s solo music. But in 2012 Neal with longtime bassist Randy George held auditions to find the musicians needed to fill out the band as a permanent line up that would write music together collectively.
Bill Hubauer (Keyboards, Vocals) and Eric Gillette (Guitar, Vocals) came to the band as result of 3 days of auditions. Together the five members embarked on The Grand Experiment. This would be the 8th studio album with Morse gone solo with Portnoy and George on board, but the first as a true collaboration with this line up.
The band tours worldwide almost yearly and is growing in its popularity as well as drawing in new listeners everywhere they go. The band has toured in North America, Central America and Europe. In 2013 they performed in Israel, Greece, Poland and India as well. The shows are filled with excited and extremely loyal fans, some which have regularly traveled very long distances to see the band. The band has an extensive catalog of live shows on Blu-Ray and DVD as well.
This year the Neal Morse Band will release their new project which is yet untitled. Bassist Randy George had this to say “We weren’t sure we could do a double CD and yet it seemed as though the concept and the music wanted to go there. But ultimately it will be a double CD. To cap that off we are working with a pre-imminent Classic Album Cover artist to create the painting of our concept which will grace the cover!”
Slated for a November release on Sony Metal-Blade Records the new album will be out about 2 months in advance of the 35+ date world tour the band is mounting in 2017!
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